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Throwing the caps

December graduation celebrated at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University's Parramatta South campus will be awash with colour as graduands don cap, gown and colourful hood and make the transition from dedicated student to proud University alumni, as part of December graduation.


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Australian film legend Bryan Brown receives Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University

Australia’s foremost leading man of stage and screen, Bryan Brown AM, is adding the title of ‘Doctor’ to his long list of accomplishments.

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Romeo, the Mad Hatter, and now a Doctor: Steven McRae receives Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University

Steven McRae – principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, and one of the world’s leading dancers – has returned to his hometown to accept an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

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The sky’s the limit for drone research at Western

Western Sydney University is going sky high in the pursuit of cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.In 2018, the University will launch its new Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU).

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New clinical trial set to advance prostate cancer research

Western Sydney University researchers based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research are conducting a world-first clinical trial of new experimental medicine, which shows promise as a treatment of advanced prostate cancer.


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A better way to leave prison: supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

New research published by The Australian Journal of Rural Health shows that more can be done for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving prison.


Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit opening

New clinical trial set to advance prostate cancer research

Western Sydney University researchers based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research are conducting a world-first clinical trial of new experimental medicine, which shows promise as a treatment of advanced prostate cancer.




Expert opinion

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Surprise! Digital space isn’t replacing public space, and might even help make it better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A cavalcade of news stories, friends’ holiday snaps and random promoted images of trending slippers pops up on your social media feed.


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The way your children watch YouTube is not that surprising – but it is a concern. Here are some tips

Young children have rapidly become prolific users of the internet, including watching online videos. While many of the videos are suitable, others use unscrupulous gimmicky methods to profit from a young and impressionable audience.




Awards and appointments

Professor Craig Gonsalvez

Teaching excellence recognised with prestigious national award

Professor Craig Gonsalvez’s outstanding contribution to the teaching and supervision of clinical psychology has been recognised with a prestigious national Award for Teaching Excellence.


Ragbir Bhathal

Passion for physics recognised with community outreach award

An esteemed Western Sydney University educator and engineering physicist has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).



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Emergency nurses’ narratives: an intimate encounter with burnout

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating what it is like for registered nurses working within busy hospital emergency departments and exploring the issues around stress and burnout.


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November weather spells a troublesome time for turtles

November is Turtle Month, and according to a Western Sydney University researcher it is also an important time to be on the look-out for our river-dwelling friends.